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Nov 16, 2009 7:00am EST
and 8:00 in the evening in beijing where president obama has ended his first day on chinese soil. tuesday will see a meeting with president who jintao. in his pronouncements so far we have a clue of president obama's approach. the two countries, he says, are -- are not destined to be adversaries. but in a question and answer session with young people in shanghai he did not duck the issue of individual rights and freedoms, saying they are universal. >> in china, this is not the kind of policy they are used to. the president prepared to discuss and debate with students live on tv. >> it is a great honor -- >> he started with an assurance that the u.s. wanted to work with china. >> we did not seek to impose any system of government on any other nation. but w also don't believe that the principles thate stand for are unique to our nation's. more is to be gained one great powers cooperate and when they collide. please. >> but the questions, when they came, were pretty gentle. he responded with cautious, careful replies. sidestepping an opportunity to speak out strongly on china's huma
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Nov 12, 2009 6:30pm EST
that president obama has to make, it could define his presidency. >> well, the president's decision just got a lot tougher. in a leak memo to the white house, his ambassador urged against sending more troops. that advice runs counter to the wishes of the top general in afghanistan. >>the president's dilemma has just deepened, after 22 wars of war council the choice is still tough to spend a 1 billion dollars on each troops sent. and this could mean afghanistan could be sent deeper in terrorism. at the last meeting the president said that the meeting was not open-ended, it leaves the top two men in the country at lagger heads. general chrystal wants more troops but his time is running out. and h7!ekarl eikenberry sent a message not to send in unless they clean up their act. >> i think that the corruption issue goes to the heart whether the people of afghanistan feels the government is on their side, working for them. >> the president's administration is still divided, and mcchrystal and robert gates and hillary clinton, skeptical that this will work. the president has not come down on one sid
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Nov 24, 2009 7:00am EST
the first state visit in the obama era. they protest against the evacuating settlements in the west bank. a cadre of the faithful. the 2.5 million muslims pray the threat from swine flu and descend on the holy city. >> it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, a midday in london, where the long-awaited inquiry into the iraq war has begun. former prime minister tony blair's decision to support the invasion of iraq in 2003 was highly divisive at the time, and continues to generate controversy. the central accusation is that the british government misled the public about the threat waged by saddam as sayihussein. >> the iraq inquiry was set up to identify the lessons that should be learned from the u.k. involvement in iraq to help future governments that may face similar situations. to do this, we need to establish what happened. we are pieces in this together from the evidence we are collected from documents, were from those who have firsthand experience. we will need to evaluate what went well and what did not and why. my colleagues and i come to this task with open minds. we are apolitical. we are
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Nov 5, 2009 10:00pm EST
in a stronger position to turn back the political wave president obama unleashed last year, setting the stage for republicans to raise money, recruit candidates, and ride the excitement of an energized base as the party hedges -- heads into next year's midterm elections." there was something riding on last night, yes? >> yes, there was. this helps the republican party. it helps them raise money. it helps them recruit candidates. it helps them get good attention. i think people should be careful about saying, because a republican one in virginia and new jersey, that means republicans will do really well next year. it could be true. it could not be true. it is a help for the party. tavis: i agree with you on your statement just now. was last night in any way instructive and informative for democrat? >> there are two things i would watch for, just glimmers' or cans. one is in depend -- glimmers or hints. one is independent voters. barackbama won the support of indepeent voters. what happened last night is a lot of independent voters swung over to the republican gubernatorial candidates in both s
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Nov 16, 2009 6:30pm EST
for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> barack obama says the u.s. and china can cooperate, but he delivers an uncomfortable message, too, about free speech. on patrol with the police in mexico as the drug a situation has its deadliest days. and we may need to triple aid to our culture. welcome to "bbc world news." coming up later for you -- [banjo plays] on the road again, this time to deliver her memoirs. but there -- but is there more to just -- to this than just plugging a book? and at an exhibit with an important message. ♪ president obama's visit to china is arguably his most significant official trip yet. a day into it, he has stressed again that the u.s. and china and need not be adversaries, that the world would benefit from their cooperation. and in a town hall style event live on tv, he told chinese students that free-speech is a universal right. when he died with china's president -- president -- when he dined with china's president, his message was more diplomatic. >> he is here to say welcome to the rise of a new power in the east, barack obama wants china as a part
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Nov 21, 2009 7:00pm EST
for you? >> and now "bbc world news." ♪ >> this week's headlines, president obama taking a tour of asia hoping to secure a partnership with china, the world's next superpower. after being sworn in for a second term, the president says afghan forces will take control of security in five years. the australian prime minister says sorry to some australians. and stargazing in europe. ♪ hello and welcome to this week's review of the major stores around the world. this week president obama went on a tour of asia showing how important washington feels it is to build relationships. he met in singapore. he used the occasion to make a personal appeal for the release of a leader. they raised the issue directly with a general. >> a year ago, this image would have been unimaginable. the president of the united states in the same room at the same time as a member of the burmese military government. a sign the new policy of engagement with the region in general. an opportunity for barack obama to call for the release of the democracy leader in burmese. that demand was not reflected in the initial sta
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Nov 18, 2009 6:30pm EST
away and it will not be met. president obama said that the commitment that he made cannot be fulfilled in time. >> it was one of the obama administration's earlier promises, close the prison that they called gtmo by his first term in office -- by his first year in office. 10 inmates are being brought to trial,ive of them in new york. the president was asked if he understood why some americans found this offensive. >> i don't think it is offensive at all when he is convicted and when the death penalty is applied. what i am clear about is that i have complete confidence in the american people and our legal traditions. >> there are still 215 people being held in guantanamo bay. some have been cleared of wrongdoing but no countries have been forthcoming in taking them. some of them will be tried at a federal court in manhattan including 9/11 mastermind khalid sheikh mohammed. detainees could end up being sent to a prison in rural illinois. thedministration's top lawyer went to capitol hill to brush aside questions. >> did khalid sheikh mohammed make the same statement in his military proce
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Nov 12, 2009 11:00pm EST
>> charlie: welcome to the broadcast. we begin with a new documentary about prt obama produced by the actor edward norton and the writers are amy rice and alicia sams. >> it's not about how much of obama do we get to see but the movement and the structure of the campaign and the internal piece of that history that's now occurred which is he got elected. >> be the i bought his book and i read it and you know, he has an incredible story and a thought, wow, this guy could be the first african-american president and i thought it would make a great documentary. >> there was almost a serendipity to the campaign and it occurred within him and -- it was the right campaign for the right person at the right time and there's like an elegant simplicity to it all and a genius behind it. >> charlie: and the basketball coach from the university of north carolina, roy williams. >> i loved going on the road. i love having the majority of people not being for us, cheering against us. the national championship gam this year in detroit with us against michigan state, 72,000 people and 7,000 were f
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Nov 3, 2009 7:00am EST
with me are most welcome. >> a test of the national mood and obama's influence a year on. democrats face the voters in virginia and new jersey. bosnian-serb leader carriage says he will appear at his trial for the first time. and it is back to about it as the venezuelan capital struggles to cope with what her rationing. it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london and 4:30 p.m. in the afternoon and afghan capital kabul where president karzai nearly confirmed for another term promise to change its ways. in his first public statement since the second round of voting was canceled mr. karzai pledged to root out the corruption that did so much to undermine his presidency so far, something president obama is said to have demanded as he decides whether to send extra troops to afghanistan there mr. karzai also said he will welcome all of those who wants to work with him in a new government. it is not clear whether that is the government of national unity that some are calling for. >> political paralysis over -- at last time karzai supporters can celebrate his reelection. but the new president
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Nov 13, 2009 7:00am EST
." >> more american influence in asia as president obama begins his first tour of the continent as the u.s. leader with talks in japan. the militants to attack -- strikes again, after a bombing in pakistan. the british prime minister talk about what america the allies could provide. and the beautiful game turned ugly. bond era it is that the stone- throwing crowd as they meet egypt for a key world cup qualifier. it is 7:00 in washington. barack obama is beginning his push for a bigger american role in asia and in japan, coming to the end of a busy day on his first asian tour as u.s. president. he has been holding talks with the japanese prime minister, trying to smooth ties between the two longtime allies. from tokyo, here is our correspondent. >> president obama arrived in japan still a dependable friend of the u.s. but more assertive than before. this is only the second time in half a century that an american president has had to deal with a prime -- japanese prime minister not from the liberal party. once a different relationship, -- yukio hatoyama once an equal relationship. >> there
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Nov 13, 2009 7:00pm EST
>>> tonight on "worldfocus" -- >>> president obama in jan. the changing relationship of an assertive, new japanese leader stakes out his ground. >>> with jobs in the balance, the british government tries to deal with a growing backlash over immigration. >>> pakistan under attack. the latest deadly bombing shows that not even the country's spy agency is fe. >>> how a country rich in culture and history is going after tourists. welcome to iraq. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here's what's happening around the world. this is "worldfocus." major support has been provided by rosind walter and the peter g. peterson foundation, dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. additional funding is provided by the following supporters >>> hello and good evening. i'm daljit dhaliwal. when president obama arrived in japan todaon the first stop of his first trip to asia, he came face to face with a man not unlike himself. a new leader who swept into office on a promise of change. including asserti
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Nov 23, 2009 7:00am EST
president obama. the man in charge of britain's iraq war inquiry promises a full account. more than a dozen missing after sunday's disaster in indonesia. officials say the vessel was overloaded. >> it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london, and 11:00 p.m. in the australian capital, where the prime minister has been speaking to the bbc about next month's climate change summit. it is billed as a make or break even the leaders of india, china, and america have not bought their ticket yet. without them, what is possible? >> we're working toward a copenhagen agreement. this is a tough process. forging an agreement across so many different countries is a difficult process. having discussed this atlanta with the prime minister of denmark, the president of the united states, and some discussions with the chinese president, we have the capacity to lead an agreement at copenhagen. one which deals with the corps policy challenges for the future. namely, what temperature increase are we prepared to sustain in the future? what targets do we need from the major developed economies around the world?
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Nov 25, 2009 11:00pm EST
>> rose: welcome to the broadcast, tonight an assessment stof obama administration as the president faces an important speech on afghanistan and a vote in the senate. also tonight, a conversation with doris kearns goodwin, the presidential historian, and her son joseph who served in iraq and afghanistan. we had promoted this eve name conversation with the "newsweek" reporter who was arrested and detained for 118 days in a tehran prison, that interview will be seen on friday night. tonight, an assessment of the obama presidency and a conversation with mother and son doris kearns goodwin and her son joseph. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: it has now been more than a year since president obama was elected. his administration has seen both progress and setbacks. while the economic crisis has waned somewhat, the unemployment rate has hovered above 10%. u.s. troops are preparing to lead over time a calmer iraq, but the taliban has gained strength in afghanistan and pakistan. at home, some recent polls indicate t
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Nov 6, 2009 11:00pm EST
e-year analysis of the oa administration. >> the idea that president obama and his team were able to somehow transform the map and transform the political geography of this country or the political demography of this country, that just doesn't look to be the case. they did redraw the map in 2008. it was an he norly impressive victory. but that doesn't mean that theyave somehow fundamentally altered the landscape in permanent ways. >> and job grisham is here with a new book, a collection of short stories. >> it is more about people. more about the small town people. many of whom are struggling. many of whom have had a lot of miss erie, a lot of hope. it's about small town lawyers and the crazy things they do out of desperation. all stuff i saw firsthand many years ago. >> rose: mohamed elbaradei, john harris, john grisham next. >> funding for charlie rose has been provided by the k08ing -- following: captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: mohamed elbaradei is here. after 12 years as directer general of the unite
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Nov 19, 2009 7:00am EST
to fall. >> president obama and the south korean president have urged north korea to return to international nuclear negotiations, and return for substantial economic aid. following talks in the south korean capital, mr. obama says the u.s. was ready to support the north if it ended its nuclear weapons program. >> music to a visiting presidents years. after the foreign policy challenges elsewhere on this tour of asia, south korea, the final stop, offered mr. obama a warm welcome and an easy ride. the message was clear. two longstanding allies united against a north korean nuclear threat. ith both leaders expressing restoration that years of disarmament talks have so far come to nothing. >> the thing i want to emphasize is that president lee and i both agreed on the need to break the pattern thahas existed in the past. in which north korea the haines and a provocative fashion -- behaves in a provocative fashion, is than willing to return to talks, and then leaves the talks seeking further concessions and there is never actually any progressn the core issues. >> can this isola
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Nov 2, 2009 8:30am EST
the scenes look at barack obama's historic race for the white house. norton is the producer of the much-anticipated documentary about the barack obama campaign called "by the people." also, marcus roberts. after losing his eyesight at age 5 marcus taught himself how to play piano and now fronts his own jazz trio. marcus roberts perform a song from his new c.d.. we're glad you've joined us. >> there are so many things that wal-mart is looking forward to doing, like helping people live better but mostly we're looking forward to building stronger communities and relationships because with your help the best is yet to come. >> nationwide nationwide proudly supports tavis smiley. tavis and nationwide insurance -- working to improve financial literacy and the empowerment that comes with it. >> nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: pleased to welcome edward norton back to this program. the two-time oscar nominee has moved behind the camera for his much-anticipated film about the ascendancy of barack obama to the white h
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Nov 4, 2009 7:00am EST
of warlords. >> bounce back -- republican celebrate election victories. they say it is a vote against obama's liberal agenda. a rally on the 30th anniversary of the u.s. embassy siege in tehran but there are clashes with opponents of t regime. a new diplomatic front -- burma's military welcomes american officials and brings aung san suu kyi into the public eye. it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london and 430 p m in the afternoon in the afghanistan province where british forces suffered the deadliest day since combat operations began -- 4:30 p.m. in the afternoon in the afghanistan province. five soldiers shot dead by an afghan policeman. that's tragic news comes on a day former british minister published a criticism of britain's role in afghanistan and one down to play into the wider debate about the afghan project. >> the injured being helped in the aftermath. now entering the afghan police is a key role for british troops, along side of our other operations. the troops caught up in the attack were living side-by-side with their trainees at the checkpoint. an area where the taliban
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Nov 6, 2009 7:00pm EST
supporters -- >>> hello and good evening, i'm daljit dhaliwal. abbas has been seen by president obama and others as the leading palestinian supporter of a peaceful solution to the israeli/palestinian conflict. a voice moderation, abbas as president of the palestinian authority which governs palestinians in west bank. tonight, abbas' role and the peace process itself have been thrown no more uncertainty, after his announcement yesterday he will not run for another term. among other things, abbas has voiced frustration with u.s. policy, including last week's comments by secretary of state hillary clinton on israeli settlements. in tonight's "lead focus" we look at the abass decision, the view from israel and his ties to washington. and we begin with john tarat of al jazeera english. >> reporter: the first thing the new president, barack obama did on his first day in office in the white house on january was to telephone middle east leaders including mahmoud abbas. if president abbas thought that meant the palestinians' time has come, he was quickly forced to reconsider. a lack of process
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Nov 19, 2009 8:30am EST
looks like obama, sam complexion, same attitude. it was fun. -- same complexion, same attitude. it was fun. i am sorry that richard and not live long enough to see this. we knew it wouldappen. tavis: first question, that sketch was part of a show on nbc that richard on a state with four episodes. after the fourth episode, he walked. >> we had a special for five. tavis: why was he not happy about that? >> it was a lot of pressure on richard, and he was doing drugs and he was like him then, cornered. the creativity part of it was fun, but the pressure of being funny and being brilliant, that is a lot of pressure. tavis: he felt trapped? >> i am glad that you know, it was richard, it was not nbc. the suits, they love this. they are like vampires before richard came around. now they could get up and suck the blood. they made all the decisions, you can say this and that. they had a life. they could reap their power. there were loving every bit of it. if it was up to the executive producers and the people of nbc, richard would be on the air right now. tavis: how first. it was richard
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Nov 28, 2009 7:00pm EST
, president obama said he would attend the climate summit and pledged to cut american emissions by 70% by 2020. t reversed the policy of the bush administration. we have this report from washington. >> certain days remind me of why i ran for this office. then the are moments like this. [laughter] >> he was pardoning the thanksgiving turkey. >> you are hereby pardoned. >> but there was serious movement from the white house on climate change. president obama will go to copenhagen for the climate change summit. it is a decision that the americans hope will lend momentum to the negotiations to limit greenhouse emissions. they hope the trip will help america's image. they hope that obama's america will be a central player in the treaty. it does not seem likely the treaty will emerge from copenhagen. obama said he did want a firm political agreement from copenhagen could take the world towards a climate change treaty next year. >> we have just two weeks before the beginning of copenhagen. it is essential that all countries to what is necessary to reach a strong operational agreement that will confro
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Nov 30, 2009 6:30pm EST
be a nazi germany's last major war crimes trial. >> if anyone cannot i am at that time. >> president obama announces hi strategy for afghanistan. britain confirmed it is sending 500 more troops. of low for global investors. -- a blow for global investors concerning the debts of dubai world. very warm welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast for our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- in portugal, it looks that it will be likely to allow same-sex marriages. and crumbling man is grabs -- manuscripts left behind in timbuktu. hello to you. six decades after the second world war, what could be the last major nazi war crimes trial has started in munich. john demjanjuk was born in ukraine and is now 89 years old. he's accused of helping lead thousands of people in to the gas chambers in poland. his family and then say he is too frail to face justice. our correspondent is in court. >> he is accused of mass murder, but he could not even walk into the courtroom. 89-year-old john demjanjuk went to trial today, as photographers crowded aroun
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Nov 20, 2009 11:00pm EST
. couldn't. he really failed. i think in some ways, people looked and hoped for obama would do the same thing. incredibly charismatic figure, that he could come to washington and overcome all of the forces of paralysis. and i think that disappointment you are seeing now among obama voters, you can see it creeping into a lot of the commentary is a concern, a deep worry that oh my god, maybe, and i say this with great sadness, he can't trump the system. >> rose: as good as he is, he can't. >> the forces of paralysis are just weighing him down. what are those forces, it is one of the things that really interest me today. first of all money and politics which is now so big that politicians either have to spend their time raising it or spend their time running from people who have got it and are trying to forcthings on to them no matter how small their interests are. second you've got the gerrymandering of political districts now that are so scientific that as they say politicians can to you choose their voters, not the other way around. you've got a cable television universal that really f
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Nov 14, 2009 7:00pm EST
obama weighed out the pros and cons in afghanistan he received a big warning against doing so. an elite diplomatic cable ambassador carl iken bree said it would be wrong to send anymore because of the crew coruption in the afghan government. he is a command they are in afghanistan so he knows what he's talking about. >> it is his most agonizing decision to date, whether to send thousands more u.s. troops to afghanistan. where over 800 have already died. in his search for an answer, the president's leaving no stone unturned. over the past month he's held eight separate meetings of his war council. meetings that have already lasted 24 hours. slow but a deliberate process behind closed doors. >> private views are coming now public. a memo from america's ambassador to kabul. carl iken barry warns the president not to send more troops without progress by the afghan government in handling corruption, more proof that the president's advisors are split. >> his cabinet is divided. it's taken him a long time to come to this decision and tchaurg time the war -- democrats and those on the left. >>
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Nov 17, 2009 7:00am EST
. president obama and hu jintao agreed together are several world problems. they appear to be in harmony on everything from climate change to economic recovery. oth issues covere by the two include climate change and human rights. >>two leaders, one superpower, and the other superpower in the making. when these twocountries come together the world listens. and they are the most energy- ngry countries in the oil into that a climate change d is still possible. >> we agreed to expand our cooperation on climate change, energy, and the environment, and decided to act on the basis of common bit different responsibilities and consistent with our different capabilities to work with other parties concerned toelp produce positive outcomes from the copenhagen conference. >> china has become america's banker. they spent billions of dollars in u.s. govement bonds. thanks for the help, said president obama. >> the u.s. welcomes china's efforts in playing a greater role on the world's stage, a role in which a growing economy is joined by growing responsibilities. so far china's partnership has proved c
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Nov 25, 2009 7:00am EST
conclude that operations against rebels in condo have failed. a defining partnership with india, obama looks to events since his inauguration. two million pilgrims converged in mecca. the campaign to get tourists in sicily to spend the money in crime-free places. it is 7:00 a.m. in washington. the democratic republic of congo -- the most united nations peacekeeping operations have failed to deal with the ongoing crisis. an internal report leaks to the bbc that a major operation supported by the un has not only failed to ask the group, but has made the crisis far worse. peter has just returned from the region. >> the eastern democratic republic of congo is not supposed to look like this anymore. earlier this year the military with the backing of peacekeepers from the un had an offensive to crush rebels and calmed the region. instead eight agencies say tt it has led to more miserable camps, more rape and suffering than ever before. >> we have nothing left says one former. when there is gunfire you do not have time to take your belongings. >> now according to an internal u.n. report the m
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Nov 13, 2009 6:30pm EST
are being held now. guantanamo bay in cuba. president obama has promised to close down the notorious prison. some of the families of those who died think this is justice at last, not mr. and mrs. santora whose son was a firefighter, he died in the twin towers. they say the accused should never set foot in america. >> we need to be protected from them. these are very dangerous -- i think diabolic individuals. i don't want them near my grandchildren. i don't want them near anybody's children. i don't want them on our soil. >> in new york, some worry about the sort of security that will surround such a sensational trial. many welcome the news. >> better that it's in new york where he'll get a fair jury of new yorkers following both the 1993 bombing and the 2001 event. i hope he gets a fair trial. >> they should be here. they should be in new york where the event occurred and allow the citizens of new york to witness firsthand the administration of justice. >> this is a very political decision. before being sent to guantanamo, mohammed was water boarded, some would say tortured, 183 times. evid
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Nov 16, 2009 7:00pm EST
>>> tonight on "worldfocus" -- >>> during a visit to china, president obama meets with students and speaks out about what he calls universal rights. the chinese limited access to his speech. >>> we'll take you to israel, to africa and east timor, to show you how rapidly chinese influence is expanding around the world. >>> our "signature" story is from denmark where the winds of change brought more wd power and made plenty of danes rich. >>> in australia, now elderly people shed tears for the childhood they never had. we'll tell you why. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here's what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." major support has been provided by rosalind p. walter and the peter g. peterson foundation, dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> hello and good ening. i'm daljit dhaliwal. >>> president obama spoke openly and bluntly today about the benefits of individual freedoms in a country known for
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Nov 3, 2009 6:30pm EST
branch to is taliban brothers. in an early test of president barack obama's political pull, two states are choosing whether to stay blue, a democrat, that is. elsewhere, they are selecting congressman. our correspondent is in washington. >> the two big raids to what are in virginia and new jersey, where people are choosing their governors. there are face-off around the country. we are joined by the senior editor of politico.com. this is a referendum on barack obama's popularity, as some say. republicans are feeling optimistic. >> republicans are trying to point to specific areas of the country where barack obama did very well in 2008 and say, we will win here. there are a couple of governorships out there, a prominent cgressional race, these are areas where barack obama did very well. if republicans take the vote, they can say this is a repudiation of the president's policies. >> it is partly because of economic things coming into play. unemployment, people are still worried about when the economy will bounce back. >> we have an interesting dynamic. president obama was personally more
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Nov 20, 2009 6:00pm EST
obama beyond "we lead upt someh. >> well, he is really careful with his language. he really, as a lawyer, but said it in a very lawyerly way, and he tends to be choosing very precise words. >> i am not necessarily saying that -- both obama and bush had very good speech writers. i have watched bush just stumbling around before he got to the speech. i once was in germany and he was not doing well. when he got the speech, it was very good because he read it well and he was comfortable. when he had that teleprompter, he had a degree of comfort that he would not have had otherwise. and obama does both. he always has a teleprompter, and he seems quite comfortable without it. at the press conferences there is a big teleprompter that is close to a shield. he reads the first few remarks even as they sound quite informal of that, but then he is into questions and he is on his own and he does just as well. >> right. >> so he is naturally articulate. i wonder, though, whether he will leave us with any great phrases that will go down in history. i do not think he has yet. >> right, and you do not rea
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Nov 25, 2009 6:30pm EST
for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> president obama will go to the climate change conference in copenhagen with a promise to cut greenhouse gas emissions. israel proposed temporary restrictions on expanding jewish settlements, but they did not apply to east jerusalem. iraq inquiry days before the invasion. new intelligence raises doubts about saddam hussein's weapons program. very warm welcome to "bbc world news", broadcast our viewers on pbs in america and also on the globe. coming up later for you, recession and is meet the workers free training for the new job market. >> my husband and i decided to look at it like this is an opportunity. when in your life do you get to really choose what career path you are following? >> and standing up to the godfather. the island of sicily launch as anti-mafia package holidays. hello to you. he will go briefly to the copenhagen climate summit, and today, president obama announced the commitments on greenhouse gases he will take with them. he has pledged to cut american carbon emissions by about 17% by 2020. it reverses the policy of the
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Nov 27, 2009 10:00pm EST
, in that era of obama, what is the role of the black intellectual? >> the role of any intellectual, and a color, any solution, -- any civilization, it is the same. tell the truth with humility, be willing to bear the cost, and bear witness tjustice. for me, beginning with the orphan, the widow, the poor, the marginized working people, gay brothers, lesbians, elderly, across the board. if i had lived in the age of lincoln, i would have been right there with frederick douglass. tavis: the difference this time is black intellectuals have a black president have to critique. in that regard, what is the role? >> you still have to tell the truth. when obama is right. when he is wrong, you criticize him, out of love. in the end, it is not about barack obama. is about the pressures and priceless working people, poor people, the less citizens who deserve a life of decency and dignity. if we have a president now who is the head of the american empire, we have to make sure there is democratic activity, procedures, rule of law in place, and it all to tilt towards those who have been marginalized, especially
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Nov 20, 2009 7:00pm EST
in brussels urged iran to reconsider, and hence the talk by president obama and others this week about the possibility of new sanctions. what kind of measures and when, that is our "lead focus" tonight. weeks after iran disclosed the existence of this once-secret nuclear facility near the holy city of qom, in brussels today representatives of the world's major powers pressed iran to accept a plan to curb its nuclear ambitions. the six countries released this statement -- we urge iran to reconsider the opportunity offered by this agreement and to engage with us in dialogue and negotiations. on wednesday, iran appeared to reject an international proposal that would require it to ship uranium overseas. the idea is to ensure that iran is using uranium for peaceful purposes. yesterday, president obama issued this warning -- >> we have begun discussions with our international partners about the importance of having consequences that the dual track approach requires iran to get a clear message, that when it fails to take advantage of these opportunities, that in fact, it is not making itself
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Nov 10, 2009 11:00pm EST
before president obama took office. we have social security problems coming on but the financial crisis turbo charged things wite stimulus to fight the crisis. >> rose: and the problem is we lack the political will to do what? >> we lack the political whether to cut spending. the democrats want to tax 5% of the people to pay for everything, the republicans don't want to tax anyone. a lot of our expenditures are not very flexible. they're things like defense, interest payments, old age entitlement payments and maybe 75% of it. we need to raise taxes significantly. and if the world looks at us and sees we're not willing to do it, they're going to charge higher interest rates. it hasn't hit yet, but that moment will come. >> rose: you say we're tending to do this and that moment will come. in the next five years? ten years? this s this moment of truth for the united states economic system going to come... >> well, things are hard to call but my sense is five to ten years. >> rose: we have five to ten years to do something about the deficit in america or... >> put-to-put us on a trajectory
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